AbstractTechnology presents challenges for maintaining student engagement, but I argue that it can enhance communication and interaction. In the course of this brief essay, I provide answers to two technology-related questions for the traditional classroom: (1) Can technology aid class engagement, and, if so, how? (2) Should instructors allow computers in class?...
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- Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- This pedagogical essay covers how technology can be leveraged to facilitate interactive learning in and outside the classroom and to automate some teaching activities. It also addresses the question of whether to allow computers in the classroom.
- Assessment of an increase in pedagogical effectiveness will be evaluated by individual instructors who implement these ideas as they see fit.